Venture Capital, Private Equity, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship

ISBN-10: 0470591439

ISBN-13: 9780470591437

Edition: 2012

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This textbook will provide a comprehensive overview of the world of active investing. An introductory chapter will motivate the book and tell the story of the venture capital and private equity industries. The book follows the cycle of active investing. Raising funds, considering transactions, structuring and overseeing transactions, and exiting investments are considered in turn. The focus is not just on the U.S. market, but on the increasingly global nature of these activities. The book looks at active investors as businesses themselves and introduces the key features of these firms. How groups grapple with questions of scaling and internationalization and the disruptive impact of market cycles are among the topics considered. The book has two chapters looking at the impact of these funds: first, how the investments by these funds have performed, and then the broader consequences of these investments. The book also looks "into the crystal ball" and projects the future of active investing.
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Book details

List price: $202.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Units, and a research associate and codirector of the Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program at the NBER.

Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Introduction
The Private Equity Cycle - Fund Raising & Fund Choosing
Deal Sourcing and Evaluation - Not as Easy as it Looks
Assigning Value
Deal Structuring - Private Equity Securities and Their Motivation
After the Money Arrives?
Getting Liquid: Exits and Distributions
The Globalization of Venture Capital and Private Equity
Risk and return
The Impact of Private Equity on Society - Does This Really Matter Anyway?
People, Positions and Culture: The Management of the Private Equity Firm
Scaling and Institutionalization
Boom and Bust
Wrapping Up
Glossary
Index
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